[kids-lib] Opportunity: Help select children's & YA books for the White House's Open Ebooks initiative

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Jun 24 08:34:44 PDT 2015

Are you frustrated when a potentially great literacy program selects crappy books? Do you wonder... "Why didn't they ask librarians to help select these books?"

Now is your opportunity to help!

Apply to the Ebook Collection Curation Corps
As part of the White House's Open Ebooks initiative, DPLA is calling on librarians and other information professionals to volunteer to help coordinate books for inclusion in the program to help connect children with ebooks.

They are seeking motivated, engaged community members who have experience with building and organizing children and young adult book collections, who have time to spend building out the first two collections.

Open eBooks will contain hundreds of public domain titles that are free for all kids. What makes Open eBooks different is that it will also contain thousands of popular and award-winning titles that will be free for unlimited usage by low-income students. These ebooks can be read in an unlimited fashion, without checkouts or holds.

Apply to join the ebook collection curation corps: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jzmMPEYr_7JaeRbu6mVPBoiRW95woCRhU2qJhikHu0w/viewform

More information about the ebook collection curation corps: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e1490d1305c4b651f3ad0ace4&id=4b3eea2e2f&e=d5118baedd

More information about the White House Open Ebook initiative: http://dp.la/info/get-involved/dpla-ebooks/open-ebooks-initiative/

Questions: Email collectioncurationcorps at dp.la<mailto:collectioncurationcorps at dp.la>

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Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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